Are you searching for the best NHS Recommended cold sore remedies?

Are you searching for the best cold sore remedies? Well, HealthCare4All has done the research for you!

This week I want to talk about an amazing NHS Recommended, CE & FDA approved product we found for the treatment of cold sores. Its called the VIRULITE COLD SORE MACHINE and as soon as I listed it on amazon the 5 out of 5 reviews started rolling in!

What is it Virulite and how does it work?

 

 

1. Original Cold Sore machine made by Virulite

2. VCS1 Stops Cold Sores in their tracks when used at the first sign

3. Helps your skin to defend against the attack of the Herpes simplex virus

4. Uses Passive light invisible to the naked eye. Stimulating your body into reacting to the Cold Sore virus

5. Proven to work over and over. In some cases, the use of this machine prevents future attacks

6. Its developers claim that it  heals cold sores twice as quickly as using an antiviral cream.

7. Virulite is thought to increase the immune response to the virus

Why we like The Virulite Cold Sore Machine so much!

It is incredibly reliable and lasts for years. The only maintenance required is an occasional battery change.

At my pharmacy I see a lot of customers that are suffering with Cold sores and they get very frustrated with the current treatment options such as aciclovir (Zovirax) cream. The reason being that they are not very effective and in order to have any relief you have to catch the cold sore early. Unfortunately once you have the virus you have it for life as Cold Sores recur.

Virulite is different- it works by emitting invisible light which stimulates local immune response. It has NO harmful side effects and unlike the creams it works at any stage of sore.

Virulite has been approved by the NHS some years ago, and is also FDA approved which needed lots of evidence to show it really works.

The only downside about the machine is the cost. At £79.99 & FREE Delivery it is not cheap! However the Virulite is a very high quality product that is recommended by the NHS and proven to be Much more effective than creams for the treatment of cold sores. Also, we feel it is worth the money as the evidence has shown that the device also reduces the recurrence of cold sores.

 

 

How to use the Virulite Cold Sore Machine

The device should ideally be used as soon as the customer feels the “tingle” indicating that a cold sore is about to erupt. Simply hold the device against the affected area and press the activation button.

A visible light indicator lets you know that invisible infra-red light is being delivered to the area. After three minutes a “beep” lets you know that treatment is complete.

Customers are advised to repeat the treatment 12 hours later. If the cold sore progresses, the device should be used four times a day for two more days.

The Evidence

Results of a trial of 60 patients (published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology in 2001)showed that a single application of Virulite CS healed cold sores in an average of 4.3 days, compared with 8.1 days for topical aciclovir applied five times a day.

A second trial, involving 32 patients (published in the same journal in 2006), showed that Virulite CS had a mean healing time of 6.3 days compared with 9.4 days for no treatment. The evidence has shown that the device also reduces the recurrence of cold sores and this is the subject of ongoing research.

The device is ISO13485 compliant (an international quality standard for medical devices) and has CE approval (showing that the device complies with relevant European health and safety legislation) & also FDA approval. No side effects have been reported.

The Reviews

The Testimonials and reviews for the Virulite are amazing, for example this one by Bobby Lall,

Every year I used to dread February as I knew I would get a cold sore. Obviously like most cold sore sufferers you try everything under the sun, excuse the pun. I stumbled across this product by the usual “cold sore cures” via google. So decided to give it a go; February has come and gone and I had 1 potential flare up which I immediately “attacked” with the Virulite, I thought that it was a coincidence\luck when it didn’t flare up at all. I was absolutely chuffed. I felt a tingling again (march 2010) and a tiny blister appeared – done the Virulite and within 1 day it’s gone. BUY THIS PRODUCT IF YOU SUFFER FROM COLD SORES – it’s the best thing I’ve used. Pain free, no mess easy to use. Brilliant Cold Sore Machine

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Do you need help with Red, Itchy, Sore Eyes this Hay fever season?

 

With the Hay fever season at full throttle, I have been getting loads of emails asking about what treatments are available for red, itchy eyes.

So this week I want to talk to you about a very common eye condition called Blepharitis. It can develop at any age and the main symptoms are that the edges of your eyelids become red and swollen. In most cases both eyes are affected, but often one eye is worse and generally its worse in the morning.

Blepharitis isn’t contagious. Also, at this time of year there is so much pollen about. As we approach July the grass pollen season is ripe and if you get seasonal allergies you could be suffering with red, itchy swollen and dry eyes.

The products below would be perfect for you!  I will write a post about seasonal allergies later this month with loads of advice and amazing products to give you some relief.

What are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?

It can develop at any age and symptoms include

  • crusting, swelling and redness of the eyelids

  • Dry eyes that have a gritty feeling and burning sensation

  • Light sensitivity and blurred vision

  • styes (an infection at the root of an eyelash) on the eyelid

  •  small ulcers on the eyelids

  • crusty eyelashes that stick together

  • uncomfortable to wear contact lenses

How to treat Blepharitis

Cleaning your eyelids to remove the crusts the eyelid margins and unblock the eyelid glands. To begin with you may need to clean your eyelids twice a day. You can do this by Using a warm compress – to make the oil produced by the glands around your eyes more runny.  Gently massaging your eyelids – to push the oils out of the glands. Cleaning your eyelids – to wipe away any excess oil and remove any crusts, bacteria, dust or grime that might have built up.

Unfortunately it is a long term condition that usually can not be cured so its a case of managing it. Even after the symptoms have gone it is a good idea to clean your eyelids at least a couple of times a week to reduce the chances of it recurring.  It is also suggested that daily eyelid-cleaning routine can help control the symptoms and prevent permanent scarring of the eyelid margins.

More severe cases may require antibiotics that are either applied to the eye or eyelid directly, or taken as tablets.

So what products do HealthCare4All recommend for Blepharitis?

Artificial Tear Drops to help with dry eye such as Hycosan Original Preservative-Free Lubricating Eye Drops. Hycosan Original (0.1% Sodium Hyaluronate) is a sterile preservative free eye drop which is ideal for mild to moderate symptoms of Dry Eye. It can be used for 6 months after first opening. We like the Hycosan product because this unique device also dispenses a single calibrated drop with each click, and as such it offers incredible value for money when compared to more traditional Preservative Free options. 

  • Suitable for use with all contact lenses

  • No blurring of vision

  • Natural, soothing and well tolerated

  • Long lasting effect, due to high quality

  • Easy to use bottle

  • Suitable for use after eye surgery

  • The CoMod (Continous Mono Dose) system, keeps the contents sterile for 6 months from first opening and delivers a single equal sized drop (30µl) with each click.

  • For a 7.5ml bottle this equates to at least 225 drops per bottle or for a patient using it 3 times daily in both eyes, a 5+ week supply.

  • The Sodium Hyaluronate used in Hycosan is of an extremely high quality and this is evident by the viscosity (thickness) and the long lasting effects of the drop.

  • Uniquely, such high quality Sodium Hyaluronate, also allows this viscous, long lasting drop to cause no blurring of vision, which is a common problem with many viscous eye drops.

  • Hycosan is also unique, in that it is formulated using a citrate Buffer. The buffers acts to keep the pH of the solution neutral and maximise comfort in the eye. It also prevents the possible risk associated with Phosphate buffers used in some other

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  • Blephasol is tested by dermatologists and recommended for daily cleaning of sensitive eyelids, especially the lid margins.

  • It is made using a micelle formulation which ensures it is free from alcohol, detergents, and preservatives which can irritate the eyes.

  • It removes impurities, stains, make-up and dried secretions from eyelids and the base of eyelashes without causing any irritation of the eye or surrounding skin.

Ideal in the management of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid margin). It Can be used twice a day on an ongoing basis without causing any harm.

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Eye Doctor Microwave Eyelid Heat Pack

Featuring a removable cover to ensure hygiene, The Eye Doctor is your ideal partner for treating Dry Eye Disease, related symptoms and complications…naturally.
High quality eyelid heat mask filled with a blend of natural British grains to ease a range of conditions.
Registered Class 1 Medical Device with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 How does The Eye Doctor work?

The Eye Doctor will gently conform to the shape of your eyes and face. Either side of The Eye Doctor can be placed across the eyes, the blue side feels warmer than the black side.

After using The Eye Doctor, with your eyes closed, gently massage the upper eyelid by smoothing a finger from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner just about the lashes.

To ease symptoms of:

  • Blepharitis

  • Chalazion (Eyelid Cysts)

  • Blurred vision & sensitivity to light

  • Red Eyes (Bloodshot) and Dry Eye Disease

  • Grittiness & Irritation, inflamed, painful & sore eyes

 

Ocusoft Original Lid Scrub Blepharitis Wipes (x20) 

Contains 20 convenient Pre-Moistened Pads, which contain a gentle surfactant that removes oil, debris and dead skin cells from the eyelids. Ideal for routine daily eyelid hygiene and maintenance.

Without proper eyelid hygiene, conditions resulting in inflammation of the eyelids (such as blepharitis) and dry eyes may develop. Removing oil and debris from the eyelids with Ocusoft Lid Scrub, and, depending on the severity of the condition, possibly employing the use of antibiotics or antibacterial cleansers may help prevent or drastically reduce inflammation.

How to use Ocusoft Lid Scrub Original Pre-Moistened Pads
First, wash and clean hands. Then, fold the OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Pre-Moistened Pad over the index finger, close your eye and gently scrub the eyelid using side-to-side strokes for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use the opposite side of the same pad and repeat procedure with other eyelid.

When to get medical advice

See your high-street optician (optometrist) if you have persistent symptoms of blepharitis that aren’t being controlled by simple eyelid hygiene measures.

They can examine you to check if the problem is caused by an underlying condition, or may refer you to an eye specialist.

Contact your optometrist or GP immediately if you have any severe symptoms. If this isn’t possible, visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.

HealthCare4All’s Essential Top 3 Products to Help With Hay Fever Symptoms including Sinusitis

HealthCare4All’s Essential Top 3 Products to Help With Hay Fever Symptoms including Sinusitis.

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Hay fever season is most definitely underway and it a seems lot worse this year than it has been previously.

One in Four people in the UK suffers from an allergic reaction to pollen known as ‘Hay Fever’.

Experts are predicting very high pollen levels throughout the UK for at least the next few WEEKS. It is causing misery to people looking for a break from the symptoms that are similar to a cold. A hot, dry summer will help to lower pollen levels, but what are the chances of that happening in the UK!!

The “pollen bomb” erupted when a long, wet winter was followed by sudden spell of sun and balmy temperatures.

The “condensed spring” has led to “intense flowering” across the country, and counts have hit a record high after recent rain and warm weather caused grass and trees to grow even further.

Grass pollen is the main culprit and is worse mid May to mid July.

The problem is that even after all the usual symptoms are gone, there are many unfortunate people, like myself, that end up with Sinusitis. Its kind of like a parting gift from the cold virus that is definitely not wanted and so hard to shift!

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a common condition in which the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed. It’s usually caused by a viral infection and often improves within two or three weeks.

The sinuses are small, air-filled cavities behind your cheekbones and forehead.

The mucus produced by your sinuses usually drains into your nose through small channels. In sinusitis, these channels become blocked because the sinus linings are inflamed (swollen).

Signs and symptoms

Image result for what is sinusitisSinusitis usually occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection, such as a cold. If you have a persistent cold and develop the symptoms below, you may have sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • a green or yellow discharge from your nose

  • a blocked nose

  • pain and tenderness around your cheeks, eyes or forehead

  • a sinus headache

  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or more

  • toothache

  • a reduced sense of smell

  • bad breath (halitosis)

Children with sinusitis may be irritable, breathe through their mouth, and have difficulty feeding. Their speech may also sound nasal (as though they have a stuffy cold).

The symptoms of sinusitis often clear up within a few weeks (acute sinusitis), although occasionally they can last three months or more (chronic sinusitis).

If you are currently suffering with a cold, sneezing, coughing or sinusitis, you are not alone! I have done all the research for you! So here are HealthCare4all’s recommended winter products to help.

Wash out your sinuses!

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The first product is called NeilMed sinus rinse, and comes in an ideal starter pack for under £10

NeilMed #Sinus Rinse is a #natural #soothing saline #nasal wash. A large volume, low positive pressure nasal wash is the most effective way to irrigate the nose based on current medical studies. Daily rinsing is safe and will keep your nasal passages clean, healthy and open.

What does it help with?

  • Nasal Allergies, dryness and Hay Fever

  • Sinus Pressure & Nasal Stuffiness

  • Nasal Symptoms from Flu & Cold

  • Nasal Irritation from House Dust, Fumes, Animal Dander, Grass, Pollen, Smoke etc

  • Post Nasal Drip and Nasal Congestion

Its very easy to use but have a look at the video below to make sure you use it correctly! I personally use it and absolutely love that afterwards my sinuses feel so much clearer and pain free!

Image result for revidoxBoost your Immune System!

The Second product we recommend is one that we mentioned a few months ago. At this time of year we suggest that people should do all they can to help boost their immune system to fight off any flu, cold or virus that’s going round. One way is to take a supplement, and we recommend Revidox, as its the only Supplement that’s efficacy supported by clinical trials.

Revidox is an anti-aging Natural supplement that not only keep healthy cells healthy but also rapidly replaces your dead cells too.

REVIDOX+ Helps maintain healthy hair, skin and nails as well as adding to normal cognitive function. It is a natural product which is made from ingredients found in fruits, berries, grapes and of course red wine.

HealthCare4All believe that £34.99 for 60 capsules is a worthwhile investment into your health this hay fever season.

Give Hay Fever and Sinus pain the Elbow!

The third product is The Original Qu-Chi Hayfever Band ®. It has been our top selling product for Hay fever for nearly 11 years, also has been the number one best seller on Amazon.co.uk for allergy products for FIVE years!

We absolutely love the new Black bands that came in this year and are flying our faster than we can stock them! They are available here from £12.99

The Qu-Chi hay fever band has been features in loads of press from the SUN newspaper to HELLO Magazine and been on ITV’S This morning.

The reason I am mentioning it today is because we have had so many emails from customers telling us it really helped to clear their sinuses whilst they wore it. Customers have also told us its helped give them relief of symptoms from allergies to pets too. We love that its a drug free, natural product & has no side effects like drowsiness that you may get with antihistamines.

We think combined with the Neilmed Sinus Rinse, not only do your Sinuses have hay fever season covered but you will have all year round protection!

Its available from Healthcare4All for £12.95

what product is BEST & SAFE for instant pain relief from cracked and sore nipples?

One of the most common questions I get asked at my pharmacy is what product is BEST & SAFE for instant relief of pain from cracked and sore nipples whilst breastfeeding!

I found an amazing product that is one of the BEST SELLING from Australia which is RECOMMENDED by maternity wards and midwives, called the RITE AID BREAST DISCS and Healthcare4all.co.uk have become the FIRST UK DISTRIBUTORS!

They are also ideal for us gentlemen that have sensitive nipples. I personally find that when I wear my football shirt or certain shirts they can really irritate my nipples. Solution is RITE AID!

So, what makes them so special?

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Rite Aid Breast Discs

Of course they are safe and extremely easy to use, however they are unlike anything else in the market. They actually promote healing from underneath the pad, they are not just an absorbent or protective pad like existing products. As soon as they are applied there is INSTANT RELIEF of pain whilst simultaneously HEALING the cracked and sore nipple!

Another massive plus point is that they come with 12 PADS whereas other products like Medela only come with 4 pads for roughly the same price!

The feedback I have received is remarkable, just take a look at some of the amazing REVIEWS of course my wife swears by them!

RITE AID BREAST DISCS can save mothers who are about to stop breastfeeding due to pain and sores and as they come in packs of 12 rather than 4 will SAVE you money!

These breast discs are amazing, and have won the GOLD AWARD in Australia Mother & Baby Magazines ‘Most popular product for mum’.

They are available at healthcare4all for only £12.98 and we offer NEXT DAY DELIVERY!

If you know anyone suffering from Lice, Super Lice or Nits this post is for them!

#HealthCare4All are always searching the globe for the BEST products that are not going to break the bank! We have found an amazing gadget that will rid your children of LICE AND NITS and we have been ITCHING to tell you about it! Its called the LiceTec V Comb. #HealthCare4All are also the UK Distributors!

 

As featured on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ last week!

Why is it so amazing?

Unlike most products on the market today, the LiceTec Comb removes both Lice AND Nits. It is completely safe & extremely easy to use. It works by vacuum, so there is no risk of an electrical current to the user or the patient.

You can actually see the lice and nits getting sucked into the illuminated filter so you KNOW that you have caught them! This eliminates the guesswork you have from other products. It even works on Lice that are resistant to chemicals which is becoming a worldwide problem called SUPER LICE!

It can be used as many times as necessary which a major reason we love it so much. The alternative is using lotions that cost £10- £15 and can only be used once! The LiceTec V comb is only £36.95 from HealthCare4All!

What we also love about the LiceTec V-comb is that after it has sucked the lice and nits into the filter, you simply put the cap on and throw the filter away and you KNOW they have been safely disposed of!

As it is a registered medical device, it is marked with CE & FDA approved to give you peace of mind that you have a quality product!

We like to test our internationally sourced products and one thing that we suggest is that Technique on how to use the Comb is important. So please take a look at the instruction videos below.

If you want to read more about Super Lice,  there has been so much in the press recently. I have listed a few of them below FYI

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/superlice-head-lice-not-budging-with-over-the-counter-treatment-medications/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/03/indestructible-head-lice-now-resistant-to-over-the-counter-remed/

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/mutant-super-lice-outbreak-now-155545532.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/the-people/super-lice-itching-cause-problems-8859987

The best products to monitor Peak flow, COPD and Asthma #HealthCare4All

This week I want to talk about a new range of products at HealthCare4All, called ‘Vitalograph‘.

reliable Oxygen readings with the Heal Force Prince from Healthcare4allSo what is Peak Flow?

Very simply it is a lung function test to measure how fast you can exhale. You take a full breath in, then blow out as fast as you can into a small, hand-held plastic tube called a peak flow meter. The measurement taken is called your peak flow.

When is it used?

A GP or asthma nurse might use a peak flow test to help see how open your airways are – they often use this test when you first tell them you’re experiencing symptoms that might be asthma. Your GP or asthma nurse should do a peak flow test at every annual asthma review as part of their routine checks.

This test is also useful for monitoring your asthma using a peak flow diary alongside a symptom diary and your asthma action plan. Take a look at www.asthma.org.uk for some more information.

Peak flow readings will vary depending on your age, your height and whether you’re a man or a woman. This test shows how your individual lung function changes.

Although your peak flow reading may be different in the morning or at night, it’s the pattern your scores make that’s important, rather than one score on its own. Most people have a best peak flow reading so you’ll be able to see when your reading goes up and down.

Keeping track of your peak flow whilst monitoring your symptoms can help you spot when your asthma is getting worse and when you need to use your reliever inhaler (usually blue) or get medical help.

1. Vitalograph asma-1 Electronic Asthma Monitor

The Vitalograph asma-1™ is a simple home use electronic respiratory monitor that measures PEF and FEV1 and may be integrated with smart phone or tablet for ePRO data collection. It offers greater accuracy than mechanical peak flow meters and eliminates the need for paper record cards.

Description:
Measures PEF and FEV1
FEV1 has less diurnal variability and is less effort dependent than PEF
Displays % of personal best for both PEF and FEV1
PEF and FEV1 zones can be personalised
Automatically assesses test quality
Automatically stores best values
Large, easy to read display
Stores 600 test sessions
Suitable for home use or professional use
For use in clinic with SafeTway mouthpieces or BVF Bacterial Viral Filters
Uses 2 long life alkaline AAA batteries (included)
Includes storage bag and mouthpiece
Easy to clean mouthpiece and flowhead
Language independent
Professional quality – Manufactured in Ireland
Please note: this version does not have PC or bluetooth connectivity. Please see our full range for other models with this feature e.g. Asma-1 USB

 

2.  The Vitalograph 40200 COPD-6 Respiratory Monitor

This pioneering device screens out those whose FEV1 is normal and who, therefore, do not have COPD without the risk of false COPD negatives, allowing spirometry resources to be focused on those most at risk.

Description:
For the early detection of COPD – quickly, simply and accurately
Identifies those at risk of COPD at the pre-symptomatic stage to allow early medical intervention and facilitate better clinical outcomes
Screens out those whose FEV1 is normal, and who therefore do not have COPD, without the risk of false COPD negatives
Facilitates ‘case selection’ so that spirometry resources can be focused on those most likely to be diagnosed with COPD
Monitors COPD patients using their ‘number’, the obstructive index, FEV1 as a percent of predicted
Displays FEV1, FEV6, ratio and % predicted, obstructive index, COPD classification and lung age
Built-in quality of blow indicator on a large, easy to read display
Easy to clean flowhead
Suitable for home use or professional use
For use in clinic with SafeTway mouthpieces or BVF Bacterial Viral Filters
Uses 2 long life alkaline AAA batteries (included)
Includes storage bag and mouthpiece
Displays the GOLD COPD classification (stage I – IV) to help recognise the need for a change in the patient’s management plan
Requires only minimal instruction for use by non-respiratory specialists
Please note: this version does not have PC or bluetooth connectivity. Please see our full range for other models with this feature e.g. COPD-6 USB

 

3) Vitalograph 40550 Respiratory Lung Monitor

Vitalograph lung monitor is a easy to use home monitoring device which records lung function parameters
Easy to use device for monitoring of lung function parameters for those with respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis and transplant patients.
The lung monitor measures FEV1, FEV6 & the ratio with electronic and hard copy reports.
The device is simple to use and stores over 200 test sessions.

Description:
For simple, accurate lung function monitoring at home
Measures FEV1, FEV6 and the ratio
Displays % of personal best FEV1
Large, easy to read display
Electronic record – no need for record cards
Automatically stores best values in a test session
Quality of blow indicator
Easy to clean flowhead
For use in clinic with SafeTway mouthpieces or BVF Bacterial Viral Filters
Uses 2 long life alkaline AAA batteries (included)
Includes storage bag and mouthpiece
Language independent
Meets ATS/ERS:2005 Spirometry Guidelines
Please note: this version does not have PC or bluetooth connectivity. Please see our full range for other models with this feature e.g. Lung Monitor USB

If you suffer from Backpain, Arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis or general aches and pains, This weeks blog is for you.

TensCare pain relief

This week i want to talk to you about Tens machines! After doing loads of research into the company and quality of their products I have started stocking tens machines by TensCare.

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Let me tell you a little about TENS machines first, what they are and how they work for pain management.

What are TENS Machines used for?

TENS pain relief machines are used for a wide variety of pain, such as back pain, period pains, arthritis and sports injuries.

 

What Should You Do Before Trying TENS?

If you are thinking about trying a TENS pain relief machine, the first thing your should do is consult with your doctor. They can advise on other pain relief methods you may like to try, instead of or in conjunction with TENS. These can include physiotherapy or a referral to a pain clinic.

If you choose to go ahead with TENS treatment, a pain specialist may be able to loan you a machine to try out at home. Alternatively you can buy a TENS machine. HealthCare4All has a range of high quality TENS machines on offer, which provide effective pan relief.

 

How to use a TENS pain relief machine?

While the machine is turned off, attach the pads on either side of the painful area, avoiding irritated or broken skin, or any numb areas. Switch the machine on, and increase the strength of the electrical signal ntil it is strong but comfortable. When you are finished using the TENS pain relief machine, switch off and remove the pads.

WenMD recommends not using a TENS machine while you are driving or operating machinery, during pregnancy, or in the shower or bath. They also advise not to change the use of your machine without consulting your doctor,  and that you clean and check your pads regularly!

 

If you are looking for a TEN pain relief machine, Healthcare4ALL has a wide selection to choose from!

As a method of pain relief, TENS machines are a useful, on invasive alternative to painkillers. If you feel you may benefit by using one, speak to your doctor and try out a machine from our range today!

TensCare iBelt Electrotherapy Relief for Lower Back Pain

  • The iBelt works in the same way as as electrode. It recieves electrical impulses from a TENS Unit and stimulates the nerve endings across a wider surface area- relieving the symptoms of lower back pain FAST and EFFECTIVELY.

    The iBelt is the perfect for those who struggle to place elctrodes on their back.

    It is easily positioned and can be adjusted to suit your needs.

    Slim design allows the user to wear the wrap discreetly underneath clothing.

    The iBelt can be used to treat various conditions including chronic back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries and general back ache and pain. The iBelt uses conductive silver mesh elecrodes to stimulate the muscles in your back. This is an effective alternative to using self adhesive electrodes especially for people who have difficulty applying electrodes to their backs or are sensitive to self adhesive electodes.

     

     

    Fast and effective back pain relief
    Improves mobility
    Reduces backache
    Suitable for sensitive skin
    Hand washable
    Relieves arthritis, chronic back pain and other conditions
    Best results when used with TensCare TENS and EMS units
    Comes with a 1 year guarantee

    2) Tenscare iGlove Kit with TouchTens Unit

    This i-Glove Kit complete with Touch TENS is ready to use for relief from pain.
    If you suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Raynauds Syndrome or other chronic pain conditions in you hand, the i-glove could be the answer to your prayers.
    This glove harnesses TENS technology, allowing the stimulation from the unit to reach the whole hand.
    The stimulation improves the blood flow, which in turn increases the mobility in the fingers and provides pain relief throughout the whole hand.

    Especially suitable for:

    • Arthritis in the hand

    • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

    • Raynauds Syndrome

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Chronic pain conditions in the hands

    Includes:

    3) Tenscare iSock Kit with Touch Tens

    This i-Sock Kit complete with Touch TENS is ready to use for relief from pain in the foot. If you suffer from Arthritis in the foot, Diabetic neuropathy, Raynauds Syndrome or other chronic pain conditions in your foot, the i-sock could be the answer to your prayers.
    The sock harnesses TENS technology, allowing the stimulation from the unit to reach the whole foot
    The i-sock uses newly developed “Silver Stim” conductive fabric which allows the stimulation from the TENS unit to pass throughout the foot. This improves the blood flow, improves mobility and gives pain relief throughout the foot.

    Especially suitable for:

    • Arthritis in the foot

    • Plantar Fasciitis

    • Fallen arches

    • Chronic pain conditions in the foot

    4)Tenscare Perfect MamaTens Maternity Pain Relief Device

    Perfect MamaTENS uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) to relieve pain by:
    a) helping the body to release natural painkillers (called endorphins) and
    b) by blocking pain signals to the brain.

    Maternity TENS machines have an excellent reputation as one of the safest, most effective forms of modern pain control available to women during childbirth. Midwives recommend Perfect MamaTENS as the machines are safe to use and enable mothers to remain mobile and upright during labour; aiding the descent and dilatation to provide a more natural, drug-free form of pain relief.

    Key features of Perfect MamaTENS include:

    Simple and easy-to-use controls, allowing the Mother to remain in control of her own pain relief
    Large electrode pads for maximum nerve coverage
    3 preset programs specifically designed to help counter labour pain at every stage
    Integral BOOST button on the side to provide additional pain relief during contractions
    60 steps of intensity for gentle increases in stimulation
    Safety feature which returns intensity to ‘0’ if there is a break in the circuit connection
    Active Power Ramp
    Drug-free and safe to use for both Mother and baby
    Backlit Screen
    Suitable for use at home or in hospital
    Also useful after birth, easing pains as your uterus contracts, and helping with the discomfort of an episiotomy

    Includes:
    2 x 1.5v AA batteries
    Storage pouch
    4 x 50mm x 100mm adhesive electrodes pads with integral leads
    Tens unit with belt clip and neck cord
    Detailed instruction manual

    Caution: TENS is not suitable for patients with certain medical conditions such as EPILEPSY, people with a heart rhythm problems, patients using a heart pacemaker, or with skin conditions where the pads should be attached

At Home Diagnostic Test Kits from HealthCare4All

 

There has been a lot of news about diagnostic treatments for prostate cancer. So, I thought this week I would write about the different diagnostic products available from HealthCare4All.  We have a full range of Home test kits available.

 

 

  1. SELFcheck Urine Infection Test Home Screening Test

A simple and reliable test to detect indirect signs of infection such as protein, nitrite and leukocytes not normally present in urine. Fast and Reliable result within minutes

Contains 2 single tests

Why is the test important to me? The cause of most urine infections is bacteria that colonise (settle) around the urethra (urine tube) and then ascend into the rest of the urinary tract system. The condition ranges from cystitis (a mild but distressing inflammation of the bladder) to severe infections of the kidney.

Symptoms of UTI Symptoms can differ, depending on whether the infection affects the lower (bladder and urethra) or upper (kidneys and ureters) of the urinary tract. Some common symptoms are burning on passing urine, frequent need to urinate, cloudy urine with offensive odour, pains in the loins and even fever or chills. The most important factor in maintaining the sterility of the urinary tract is emptying the bladder completely and frequently.

How do I perform this test? Collect a sample of urine in a clean container and immerse a single test strip to the urine. Full instructions for use leaflet enclosed.

When do I perform this test? For best results, it is recommended that the urine sample is taken first thing in the morning.

What does the results tell me? The test detects protein, nitrate and leukcytes not normally present in urine, which are reliable signs of urinary infection.

Test compontents: 2 individually sealed foil packs, each with test strip and desiccant Instructions for use, with colour table for evaluating the test result.

 

2) SelfCheck Home Screen Multi Drug Urine Test

A simple one-step urine drug test
Accurately detects the 6 most commonly used illegal drugs
Reliable results in just 5 minutes
Reassurance for parents concerned about their children
Single-use test kit

Most multi-drug test kits like the SelfCheck ones are used to check for the presence of illegal/dangerous drugs as part of a well established, ongoing random screening programme in a range of employment sectors, such as public transport, road transport, the oil and gas industries, as well as educational establishments.

The test provides rapid information regarding the possible use of commonly abused drugs:
Cocaine (COC)
Amphetamine (AMP)
Cannabis (THC)
Methamphetamine – inc Ecstasy (mAMP)
Opiates inc Heroin (OPI)
Benzodiazepines (BZO)

Procedure:
Immerse the test panel in a urine sample and read the visual result after 5 minutes.
After use the test can be discarded in household waste.

3) Prima Home Test Thyroid TSH Tester

The TSH level in blood gives an indication of the physiological condition of the thyroid.

TSH, which is secreted by the pituitary gland, regulates and controls the activity of the thyroid gland. Therefore, a raised TSH level indicates an under active thyroid and this is the principle on which the Thyroid Test is based for the detection of the condition hypothyroidism (symptoms may include feeling tired, depressed or cold regularly, weight gain, dry skin, brittle hair, enduring constipation or menstrual cycle irregularities in women).

Checking the normality of the TSH value is a very good tool for verifying thyroid health status and eventually taking the required preventive actions. In case of cancer, early detection and prevention can be life saving.

Check the level of the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone TSH in blood to verify a thyroid physiological alteration.
The TSH screening should be performed yearly by women from 35 to 64 years-old with healthy lifestyle.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The test is based on an immunochromatographic reaction correlated to the reference laboratory test. The cut-off is calibrated at 5 μIU/mL according to the international standard.

Box Contains:
1 sealed aluminum pouch containing: 1 test device, 1 pipette for blood sampling
1 dropper bottle of 1mL of diluent
1 sterile lancet
1 instruction for use

 

4) Prima 3-in-1 Meter for Glucose / Cholesterol / Triglycerides

METER FOR GLUCOSE, CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES
3-in-1 Combi Set – now includes all variety of strips for immediate testing

MultiCare-In multi parameter diagnostic device has been developed to perform several determinations from fingertips simply by changing strip.

WHY SHOULD I PERFORM THE TEST?

Multicare-In provides a way to check and monitor the PERSONAL CARDIOVASCULAR RISK using just one easy-to-use and carry system.

In fact Multicare-In is a new unique meter equipped with 2 technologies: AMPEROMETRIC with glucose electrodes strips and REFLECTOMETRIC with cholesterol and triglycerides strips. The meter gives results in about 30 seconds. Very easy to use, auto switch on by strip insertion, Multicare-In meter has a big display (characters about 1.5 cm height).

The system is very clean and hygienic because it has the strip ejector switch to avoid contact with the used strips. It has a memory capacity of 500 measurements with date and time.

Measuring range: 0.6 – 33.3 mmol/L glucose; 3.3 – 10.2 mmol/L cholesterol; 0.56 – 5.6 mmol/L triglycerides
Power source 3.2V lithium button cell, type CR2032, approx. 1000 measurements
Optionally it is possible to connect the reader to a PC, downloading and managing the results
Dimensions: 97 mm x 49 mm x 20.5 mm
Weight 65 g (incl. battery)

CONTENT:
1 x Digital Multicare-In meter
10 x glucose strips and chip
5 x cholesterol strips and chip
5 x triglyceride strips and chip
1 x lancing pen with 25 sterile lancets
Carry Case
Instruction

 

 

What is Blepharitis and what are the best treatments by HealthCare4All

 

This week I want to talk to you about a very common eye condition called Blepharitis. It can develop at any age and the main symptoms are that the edges of your eyelids become red and swollen. In most cases both eyes are affected, but often one eye is worse and generally its worse in the morning. Blepharitis isn’t contagious. Also, at this time of year there is so much pollen about. As we approach mid May, grass pollen season will start and if you get seasonal allergies you could be suffering with red, itchy swollen and dry eyes. The products below would be perfect for you!  I will write a post about seasonal allergies later this month with loads of advice and amazing products to give you some relief.

 

 

 

 

What are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?

It can develop at any age and symptoms include

  • crusting, swelling and redness of the eyelids

  • Dry eyes that have a gritty feeling and burning sensation

  • Light sensitivity and blurred vision

  • styes (an infection at the root of an eyelash) on the eyelid

  •  small ulcers on the eyelids

  • crusty eyelashes that stick together

  • uncomfortable to wear contact lenses

How to treat Blepharitis

Cleaning your eyelids to remove the crusts the eyelid margins and unblock the eyelid glands. To begin with you may need to clean your eyelids twice a day. You can do this by Using a warm compress – to make the oil produced by the glands around your eyes more runny.  Gently massaging your eyelids – to push the oils out of the glands. Cleaning your eyelids – to wipe away any excess oil and remove any crusts, bacteria, dust or grime that might have built up.

Unfortunately it is a long term condition that usually can not be cured so its a case of managing it. Even after the symptoms have gone it is a good idea to clean your eyelids at least a couple of times a week to reduce the chances of it recurring.  It is also suggested that daily eyelid-cleaning routine can help control the symptoms and prevent permanent scarring of the eyelid margins.

More severe cases may require antibiotics that are either applied to the eye or eyelid directly, or taken as tablets.

 So what products do HealthCare4All recommend for Blepharitis?

Artificial Tear Drops to help with dry eye such as Hycosan Original Preservative-Free Lubricating Eye Drops. Hycosan Original (0.1% Sodium Hyaluronate) is a sterile preservative free eye drop which is ideal for mild to moderate symptoms of Dry Eye. It can be used for 6 months after first opening. We like the Hycosan product because this unique device also dispenses a single calibrated drop with each click, and as such it offers incredible value for money when compared to more traditional Preservative Free options. 

  • Suitable for use with all contact lenses

  • No blurring of vision

  • Natural, soothing and well tolerated

  • Long lasting effect, due to high quality

  • Easy to use bottle

  • Suitable for use after eye surgery

  • The CoMod (Continous Mono Dose) system, keeps the contents sterile for 6 months from first opening and delivers a single equal sized drop (30µl) with each click.

  • For a 7.5ml bottle this equates to at least 225 drops per bottle or for a patient using it 3 times daily in both eyes, a 5+ week supply.

  • The Sodium Hyaluronate used in Hycosan is of an extremely high quality and this is evident by the viscosity (thickness) and the long lasting effects of the drop.

  • Uniquely, such high quality Sodium Hyaluronate, also allows this viscous, long lasting drop to cause no blurring of vision, which is a common problem with many viscous eye drops.

  • Hycosan is also unique, in that it is formulated using a citrate Buffer. The buffers acts to keep the pH of the solution neutral and maximise comfort in the eye. It also prevents the possible risk associated with Phosphate buffers used in some other

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  • Blephasol is tested by dermatologists and recommended for daily cleaning of sensitive eyelids, especially the lid margins.

  • It is made using a micelle formulation which ensures it is free from alcohol, detergents, and preservatives which can irritate the eyes.

  • It removes impurities, stains, make-up and dried secretions from eyelids and the base of eyelashes without causing any irritation of the eye or surrounding skin.

Ideal in the management of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid margin). It Can be used twice a day on an ongoing basis without causing any harm.

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Eye Doctor Microwave Eyelid Heat Pack

Featuring a removable cover to ensure hygiene, The Eye Doctor is your ideal partner for treating Dry Eye Disease, related symptoms and complications…naturally.
High quality eyelid heat mask filled with a blend of natural British grains to ease a range of conditions.
Registered Class 1 Medical Device with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 How does The Eye Doctor work?

The Eye Doctor will gently conform to the shape of your eyes and face. Either side of The Eye Doctor can be placed across the eyes, the blue side feels warmer than the black side.

After using The Eye Doctor, with your eyes closed, gently massage the upper eyelid by smoothing a finger from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner just about the lashes.

To ease symptoms of:

  • Blepharitis

  • Chalazion (Eyelid Cysts)

  • Blurred vision & sensitivity to light

  • Red Eyes (Bloodshot) and Dry Eye Disease

  • Grittiness & Irritation, inflamed, painful & sore eyes

 

Ocusoft Original Lid Scrub Blepharitis Wipes (x20) 

Contains 20 convenient Pre-Moistened Pads, which contain a gentle surfactant that removes oil, debris and dead skin cells from the eyelids. Ideal for routine daily eyelid hygiene and maintenance.

Without proper eyelid hygiene, conditions resulting in inflammation of the eyelids (such as blepharitis) and dry eyes may develop. Removing oil and debris from the eyelids with Ocusoft Lid Scrub, and, depending on the severity of the condition, possibly employing the use of antibiotics or antibacterial cleansers may help prevent or drastically reduce inflammation.

How to use Ocusoft Lid Scrub Original Pre-Moistened Pads
First, wash and clean hands. Then, fold the OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Pre-Moistened Pad over the index finger, close your eye and gently scrub the eyelid using side-to-side strokes for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use the opposite side of the same pad and repeat procedure with other eyelid.

When to get medical advice

See your high-street optician (optometrist) if you have persistent symptoms of blepharitis that aren’t being controlled by simple eyelid hygiene measures.

They can examine you to check if the problem is caused by an underlying condition, or may refer you to an eye specialist.

Contact your optometrist or GP immediately if you have any severe symptoms. If this isn’t possible, visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.

What is a portable Nebuliser and which is the best one?

This week I want to talk to you about Nebulisers. What they are, how they are used and which one HealthCare4All recommends!

what is the best portable nebuliser
what is a nebuliser?

First of all, What is a Nebuliser?

A nebuliser is a medical device that transforms medication from liquid to a mist so it can be inhaled into the lungs more easily. Being inhaled through a mouthpiece, the dissolved drugs are able to reach affected areas directly and quickly. Nebuliser machines are an effective way of delivering certain types of medication to infants and children suffering from asthma, or anybody else who finds it difficult to use an inhaler.

As Web MD informs using nebulisers to deliver certain medication is often referred to as “breathing treatment.” Nebuliser machines are available in both table top models, typically designed for home use, and portable versions. Whilst table top models have to be plugged into the electricity mains, portable nebulisers machines are usually smaller and are run on batteries.

What are nebulisers used for?

Nebulisers are used for the treatment, both domiciliary and emergency, of many respiratory conditions.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

People who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis are one of the primary users of nebuliser machines. Those with CF often rely on saline nebulisers, as the machine can allow the patient to inhale saline solutions more easily. The saline helps to thin mucus, preventing bacteria to grow in a warm environment. This helps antibiotics be delivered more effectively

Chronic Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

As the BBC informs, nebuliser machines are also used by patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a type of obstructive lung condition, which is characterised by an individual having poor air flow in the long term.

Emphysema

Emphysema affects millions of people around the world. Smoking is one of the leading causes of this lung condition. A nebuliser machines is often used to give emphysema patients medication through steam formation to help them cope with the disease and feel better. As My Emphysema Symptoms writes, nebuliser machines can be a faster and less time-consuming way for emphysema patients to get treated without having any side effects.

Asthma

If an asthma patient has used a nebuliser during a hospital visit, they may be recommended one at home, if their GP or consultant believes they may benefit from one. These machines can be an effective way to provide respiratory assistance to people who find it difficult to use an inhaler, such as young children.

There are many different types of nebulisers to buy. Healthcare4all has a range of nebuliser machines available to buy, including asthma nebulisers, emphysema nebulisers, turboneb nebulisers, allergy nebulisers, COPD nebulisers, portable nebulisers, world traveller nebulisers, microair nebulisers, microneb nebulisers, amongst others.

There is only ONE nebuliser which i normally recommend. The MicroBase Pocket AirNeb Mini Portable Nebuliser, it is £74.99 from HealthCare4All and the reviews I have been getting are outstanding!

“Very happy with the product, I use it for my one month old baby, not noisy at all which helps a lot. Very easy to clean which makes my life easier, we tried the omron but it was difficult to use with baby as it had to be plugged in. Strongly recommend”

“I must admit I was a little bit unsure when I ordered it but I’m over the moon with every thing this little machine
Does its far better than the larger machine I use at home its small compact so easy to use and clean the bonus of it all it’s easy to carry as it’s not much bigger than your hand it comes with its own carry case which keeps every thing together a lady could put it in a hand bag its that small I would recommend this nebuliser to any one without any worry”

“Value for money I’m over the moon with it it’s small and light but as good it not better than the big machine I would have no problem recommending it to any one it easy to load easy to use and so easy to clean comes in a tidy well made zip up bag”

“Excellent service and a great value for money product. Silent, compact, and for the size very effective. Don’t leave home without one ! What a great item. Does exactly what it says on the tin ! Used it on the day of arrival it was so quiet I wasn’t sure it was working !”

the best portable nebuliser from healthcare4all
MicroBase Pocket AirNeb Mini Portable Nebuliser from HealthCare4All

Tiny travel nebuliser – less than 3 inches tall
Closed top medication chamber – add medication and it won’t leak out (unlike most other models)
Low power consumption (<1.5W)
Virtually-silent operation – ideal for night-time, or when you want to be discrete
Operates on 2 x AA batteries
Very economical replacement accessories (over 50% less than brand leader)
All accessories in stock for immediate despatch
No filters required
Average battery life: 4 days based on 20 minutes per day of usage
Can be used from integral mouthpiece or supplied mask
Can even nebulise high-viscosity solutions – nebulisation will be reduced
Simple to use – one button operation
Nebulises to the last drop, and minimises medication wastage
Lastest mesh technology – using Excimer laser technology, the traditional problems associated with meshes such as clogging, breakage, corrosion and high power consumption no longer exist

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